This week in Canon Fodder, we chat with a busy new Halo writer and finish off some Hog Wild fiction.
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Jiralhanae would likely join up to survive (famine, civil war, difficulty handling resources (odd considering they managed rocketry and radio before the Covenant), vengeful Sangheili exterminating them, etc. etc.), the Kig-Yar would benefit from new tech and we know some Kig-Yar want to unite them, and the San'Shyuum would benefit by avoiding extinction (again, vengeful Sangheili as well as low numbers).L3ntPuma wrote:I wonder how many other species will join Cortana's "New Galactic Order" peacefully. I like how this is playing out.
I mean yeah they're getting used in a way, but it sounds more like liberation. These guys have been crushed beneath the weight of one overlord to another for 1000 years. Now here's Cortana bringing them food, medicine, shelter and repairing their infrastructure. I'm sure to the Unggoy working for her cause is the least they could do. She's basically treating them with dignity and in turn giving them all a purpose and in turn they share every factory and dirty little secret they ever learned in the Covenant.Onyx81 wrote:FIRST!
That summary about the Created and Grunts... Hmm... As I expected, there'd be a lot of good brought to people undergoing extreme suffering. Though, I wonder if the Unggoy will realize they're being used. Granted, it's the best damn deal they've gotten since the Covenant, which honestly wouldn't have been that hard to beat.
Are we gonna end up seeing native Unggoy tech now?
Also, the Covenant are still around? It makes sense of course, but the rhetoric of Halo 5's campaign made it seem like they'd been thoroughly crushed. Especially since the Arbiter made sure to have a military as well as an ideological defeat with the Guardian betraying the Covenant.
I'm also enjoying the trend of humanity and the Sangheili having to work together out of both of their benefits and well being. They're definitely on a fast track to peaceful terms now that they don't have to wade through a political minefield.
It's possible that Cortana is currently using all the Guardians she has at her disposal to police human and I suppose now Covenant territories since we have official confirmation that she has at least one foothold (Balaho).Nihilus Shadow wrote:I wonder why Sanghelios hasn't been hit by the Created yet? Is it protected by plot armor, or is there really an in-universe reason for them not disabling it already? We know Covenant tech is susceptible to the Guardian's EMP because we see Covenant aircraft crashing out of the sky as the Guardian rises, and when it jumps to slipspace we see the larger Covenant starships fall out of the sky.
"Liberation" huh? And what do you think Space Hitler would do the moment the Grunts decided that they didn't want to help out the war effort by sacrificing their lives or making weapons? They're still indentured servants to a manipulative overlord. They're no more free now than they were under the Covenant, just more comfortable - a gilded cage is still just that, a cage.ArtooFeva wrote:I mean yeah they're getting used in a way, but it sounds more like liberation. These guys have been crushed beneath the weight of one overlord to another for 1000 years. Now here's Cortana bringing them food, medicine, shelter and repairing their infrastructure. I'm sure to the Unggoy working for her cause is the least they could do. She's basically treating them with dignity and in turn giving them all a purpose and in turn they share every factory and dirty little secret they ever learned in the Covenant.
It would also mean that someone that fights against such apparently benevolent order would be a villain. This could mean that our heroes could be seen as a dangerous and perhaps evil force to those who think Cortana's Created are bringing peace and prosperity to their worlds. I like the movement toward a more morally ambiguous attitude to the Created occupation.iSNIPRpro wrote:Reading this article pertaining to the Unggoy and Created forming an alliance created an interesting scenario in my head and this is still just a though to me. After allying themselves the Unggoy started receiving various forms of assistance from the Created such as the mentioned Agricultural support stations. This would make the Unggoy, in my opinion, much more likely to consider the Created as better leaders leaders to them than the Hierarchs in the Covenant, the the Unggoy were drafted into rather than joined of their free will. This could potentially have them feel obligated to the Created and join the military ranks and we might see them in the future with better weapons and armor like energy sheilds or even Forerunner combat skins. And maybe now that the Unggoy have something to fight for they might even be much more braver than they were in the games. In addition, Cortana might think that when everyone else sees what she has done for the Unggoy they might realize they she was right.